Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Preschool is here! The twins started their first day of preschool today.  Ella Jane was beyond ecstatic. Franklin was in it for the show and tell. He brought his monster truck and she brought her pony.

 I tried to capture a photo on the front stoop, however it was more like a Calvin and Hobbs comic. She smiled away, and he gave me a goofy face. I tried folks!  We've been preparing them for this since day one. Or at least trying to help them learn to be independent, brave, and kind. I'm so proud of these two and can't wait to see what great things they accomplish this year!

Caroline 9 month Update

How did our littlest one get to be 9 months old?

She is currently:
- crawling
- can sit up independently from laying down
- eating finger foods
- eating three solid meals a day (4 bottles a day)
- taking 2 naps a day (about 1.5-2 hours each)
- saying Dada and Ella
- dancing with her head

She loves:
- our beagle Gibson
- puffs
- her brother and sister (the twins)
- being outside

She is sleeping and eating well. Nine months is one of my favorite ages because their personality is truly coming out.  You get the verbal recognition when you walk in the door, the laughter, smiles, and they are a bit easier to understand.

Her hair is as big as her personality (almost).

Love you Caroline Rose aka Pippa!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Caroline 4 month update

Little C is busy and you can just see her learning so much over these past few weeks!  She can now grasp objects with both her hands, pull toys to her mouth, and rolls over every time you put her on her belly.  Literally!

Her sleeping got a little funky after her 4 month vaccinations but hopefully we are back on track.  We had to change the nipple size on her bottles, and then she consistently started eating more. She likes to eat quickly apparently!

Eating Schedule:
7am - 6 oz
10:30am - 6 oz
2pm - 6 oz
5:30pm - 7 oz
down to sleep at 7:30pm 
dreamfeed 9:15pm - 7 oz

She is sleeping in a fleece sleep sack (arms closed) or her love to dream sack, no longer swaddled and likes the gumdrop paci still.

She is talking more, has a funny little giggle, and playing the blanket game.  She enjoys walks in the umbrella stroller and hangs out quite a bit outside since its been so nice out! She is staying awake 2 hours at a time between naps!

Love our little firecracker. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Number Three

It's been a LONG time. I feel awful for not updating this thing on behalf of our third child.  Bless her, I haven't recorded many details or her birth story.

For starters, we had a sweet, precious baby girl on November 5th at 9:18pm. 

She came into the world quickly - minus two days before or start and stop laboring at home.  After many walks and bouncing on the ball, my water broke that Thursday evening and she was born within three hours of being at the hospital.  I had no epidural till right before I started pushing - which I pretty much demanded it.  I didn't want to push that baby out with out it.

She's a joy.  From the start she was super alert, awake, and ate like a champ.  She had a head of red hair and a strong 7lb body which seemed much larger then the twins.  Everything about her seemed just a bit further along.  Granted she almost made it to 40 weeks, born just 3 days before being full term.

She now is almost 4 months old.  She eats every 3.5 hours, and sleeps in her crib very well.  She is a smiley, easy going, laid back child.  It's like she almost knew that in order to make it all work she needed to be able to just go with the flow! 

She loves being sung to, kicking her legs at toys on the playmat, and sitting in her highchair watching the family eat dinner.

She is a real blessing to our family and we are enjoying having a sweet baby around again to love on.

We love you to the moon and back Caroline Rose!